214 E. Mansion St., Marshall, MI
The Franke Center for the Arts is a renovated wedding venue located in Marshall, MI. Situated in the heart of the city’s Historic Landmark District, this theater can set the scene for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. The building was constructed in 1921, originally used as a methodist church. Now a vibrant, contemporary events venue, this property boasts a traditional-meets-trendy vibe that will surely impress your loved ones. With a selection of event spaces and a variety of amenities, this restored establishment celebrates love and art. Characterized by its early 20th-century design, The Franke Center for the Arts is steeped in rich history. Initially intended to be a place of worship, the venue has undergone a series of transformations in the years since its inception. Renovations began in 1971, and by 2016, the property had become the elegant, multipurpose venue that couples know and love today. Featuring exposed wooden beams and fashionable lighting fixtures, the interior architecture symbolizes the property’s combination of classic and contemporary styles. Details such as the stained glass windows remind visitors of the building’s religious heritage, while the state-of-the-art audiovisual system evokes a sense of modernity. Able to accommodate several hundred guests, The Franke Center for the Arts can provide the backdrop for your entire wedding. Intimate ceremonies can be conducted in the Collins Fireside Room, a snug event space that features a baby grand piano, ideal for wedding musicians. The Downstage Room can host your reception, boasting ample space for dining and dancing. The venue’s flagship event room is the 260-seat Franke Auditorium, an airy setting replete with flowing drapes and high ceilings. Amenities such as get-ready rooms, WiFi, and nearby parking are available. To become accustomed to the facilities, you and your significant other can arrange a pre-event tour of the property. As the events directors, Jacob Gates and Jodi Haywood will strive to make sure that you wed in the way you have always dreamed of.